ORLANDO (April 14, 2014) – HomeCare Connect, a national workers’ compensation company focused exclusively on managing the quality and cost of home health services and durable medical equipment and supplies, has named Timothy Bates Vice President of Operations. In the newly created position, Bates will oversee HomeCare Connect’s durable medical equipment, clinical call center and home modification operations.
“As a certified building contractor and licensed home inspector, Tim has skills that are crucial to ensuring that home modifications are medically necessary, executed properly and completed as cost-effectively as possible,” said Vonesa Wenzel, Chief Marketing Officer for HomeCare Connect.
For the past 15 years, Bates owned and operated Premier Home Healthcare, Inc., a medical equipment company and was involved in educating people on the importance of safety and accessibility within the home. He has also dedicated considerable time to advocacy, meeting with legislators in Tallahassee, Fla. and Washington, DC to help improve services for the elderly. He serves on the board of the Florida Alliance of Home Care Service and is a committee member for the National Aging in Place Council and is a Certified Aging in Place specialist.
“I look forward to bringing my knowledge and experience to the workers’ compensation market and helping injured workers and payers with their home modification and durable medical equipment needs,” Bates said.
Bates earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and business management from the University of Alabama and worked in its athletic department while studying there.
About HomeCare Connect
Specializing in catastrophic cases, HomeCare Connect focuses exclusively on managing the quality and cost of home health, durable medical equipment and supplies for workers’ compensation payers. Services include nursing, home infusion, respiratory therapy, speech and occupational therapy, along with the coordination of DME and supplies. HomeCare Connect’s partners consolidated their 20-plus years of workers’ compensation experience into offerings and service standards that ensure that injured workers receive excellent care, in the fastest time frames, and at the most affordable prices. HomeCare Connect guarantees response to referrals within two hours and the delivery of an initial medical summary within two days. Based near Orlando, the privately held company serves clients nationally and can be reached at www.homecareconnect.co or (855) 223-2228.
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